How much they hate it? very!

from Jay Z (Ft. Kanye West) – Hate Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kanye West is known for drawing negative attention from the media and critics alike.
From his show-stealing stunt with Taylor Swift at the VMA’s:

to accusing then-President George W. Bush of being a racist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIUzLpO1kxI Antics like that have caused many to dislike Kanye West. In this opening line he acknowledges the negative feelings many have towards him.

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